How to Effectively Water Your Lawn
This is a great article from AGENT509 Affiliate Partner American Home Shield that discusses the importance of timing in watering your lawn. Timing is an important factor in lawn watering with early morning hours being best. Another tip is knowing how much water is enough water. AHS has all the tips for a lush green lawn.
Summer is here - boost your curb appeal with these smart tips for watering your lawn.
What time is the right time to water your lawn?Smart watering starts early. By sticking to early morning hours (4 a.m. to 10 a.m.) you will be active while water demand is low. This can be especially beneficial in areas with water regulations impacting lawn maintenance. It’s also important to note that watering after 10 a.m. could cost you precious moisture, as the summer sun causes evaporation in your lawn. When it comes to a beautiful green lawn every drop counts. Grass on the sunny, southern sides of a home will need more watering than shady areas of lawns with northern exposures.
How much is enough water?Surprisingly, less is more. That means you’re better off watering your lawn deeply and less often. Most lawns need about an inch of rainfall a week to maintain a healthy, green appearance throughout the summer. Steer clear of multiple, short watering sessions and grow regionally appropriate grass to increase your lawn's potential to conserve water and retain health and beauty when water is limited. Also, be sure to monitor how much water your sprinkler provides. By using a water gauge, you can measure the amount of sprinkler water and estimate how long it takes for your lawn to receive one inch.
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